Marcia Cleveland has been swimming for five decades.
She holds the all-time record for the triple crown of open water swimming, which includes the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and the Manhattan Island Swim.
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"You know, it's a huge honor because I'm being elected by my peers into a very esteemed level, kind of the pinnacle, of a sport, an international hall of fame," Cleveland said. "It's really a validation of all the hard work."
The ceremony was held virtually.
Cleveland has also written a book, called "Dover Solo," and coaches a United States Masters swim team.